Lore and Story

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Feb 4 Diablo III Class Short Stories- Updated As we draw ever closer to the worldwide release of Diablo III on May 15, we have been unlocking more information and short stories for our heroes of Sanctuary on our Diablo III launch site. In case you missed the new short stories we've released, we have all five of them listed for you here. Monk- Unyielding by Matt Burns ... Barbarian- Wayfarer by Cameron Dayton ... Demon Hunter- Hatred and Discipline by Micky Nielson ... Witch Doctor- Doubtwalker by Matt Burns ... Wizard- Firefly by Michael Chu ...Nethaera74 Feb 4
13h Buff Lore & Storyline pls Hello! I want to ask that the Diablo 3 lore & story line be buffed and enhanced to create the impacts its predecessor gave us. Personally I was immersed by the simple story telling but is well done voice acting and effects from Diablo & D2. Also Deckard Cain dying to a Witch when he survived Diablo & Diablo 2 events is just garbage (He was caged in old Tristram and still survived.. and now he dies... -_-) I've never seen a lore video like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kw_R11WWVsg. Is clear that the lore is been underestimated. Don't. Drops mic and walks away. P.S. How can Diablo 3 not have all the map locations from Diablo 2????Dangeros0 13h
1d Lachdanan Quest? I wish there was a quest for Captain Lachdanan. His story is so brief, but its sad and memorable. The last we know of him is his wandering Leorics tomb, cursed to die alone. We dont even find his bones. I think it would be nice to help put him to rest.DemonKitsu215 1d
3d D3 Campaign is Back!? Firstly i have over 2000 hrs on d3 Recently when a new season starts i play for the free digital content (seasonal items) and wait for the next season. D3's whole game is greater rift liner runs. A very high Percentage of people liked it when it still had that d2 feel with campaign being playable, now d3 has a whole campaign sitting there with no difficulty sets like normal, nightmare, hell and inferno now its locked with one play through. it throws out that classic feel to the diablo games. They should of had rifts, greater rifts and ubers as an end game extra by completing the game on the 4 tier difficulty's. example with poe you have to play through the campaign until the last play through then you can do map runs now the whole game is useful not useless sitting there not played. some people just want a rush game with no sense of achievement quick runs and easy loot ok well leave that for adventure mode. The option to fix this and will have an large impact and increase of numbers who will come back to play this because they will see the potential coming back to this franchise is to make the campaign a separate leader board then the current adventure mode by bringing back that classic diablo feel gameplay back with normal, nightmare, hell and inferno and rifts, greater rifts, ubers and d1 area for end game (inferno difficulty lvl 70 act v kill malthael) to unlock end game. All we want is the classic back to diablo 3 Campaign.Spleeno3 3d
4d darkening of tristram when i play lvl 5 i come to a door that i cant open it says the door cant be opend yet, why? ? ?Raven3 4d
4d who is it Ytar ? The monk quotes him several times.JiHairo5 4d
5d Their Alignment Are DH considered evil or anti-heroes of sanctuary? Considering how they operate and deal with demons.MrHatStick1 5d
5d MAKE MOVIES I want to see Diablo movies. Make Blizzard. I want.Kristov3 5d
6d Demon to Human So, we know that Demons can possess Human hosts, as seen multiple times by Diablo, and their human features become more demonic as time progresses. We know that angels, like Tyrael, can become Human by ripping off their super cool shoulder plates or whatever. My question is... If Angels can become full fledged Humans, do you think Demons can as well, and if so how? Also, do you think it's possible for a Human to become a Demon or an Angel? Discuss, I'm bored out of my mind.TinyTitan18 6d
Apr 15 Belial's realm? When you're about to defeat Belial, He turn's into a huge demi-god that breathes green fire and all... The background around him is all green. What is this green realm?Leo4man3 Apr 15
Apr 15 Can we get more Mephisto? He's the oldest brother right? Seems like he should have been giving his brothers a whooping every time they failed (in another realm or something). I want to see that guy again....he's a good guy and doesn't afraid of anythingClayman872 Apr 15
Apr 15 Darkening of Tristram lore. Hey Blizzard I test the Darkening of Tristram on the ptr and love it, BUT i think its a little bit i mean very simple "go old tristram and there is a portal"....... i think its boring. Maybe you can add some story element for that, example the player go to the old ruins and found nothing.... than a spirit come and walk to the center, and the player can talk to this spirit and the spirit say he can show what happend that long years ago and buuummmm open a portal. ( The spirit may look like a knight or a boy and hes name maybe just Echo of the past ) After than the player kill Diablo and the cinematic is done that spirit come and now hes name is Aidan or Albrecht and open a another portal to go bcak the old ruins and some dialog happening there and done. i thinks its more better than hmmmmm ok there is a portal oke i kill diablo lets go home.Bulcatos4 Apr 15
Apr 13 Neutral/Evil/or Good? I have been playing for some time and I often listen to the DH's voice and how she responds to demons in particular. In regards to the DH. Why does she despise demons so much that it almost feels that if given a chance, the DH would torture the demons intensively, heck even far more worse than what demons would do to human prisoners. So my question is, do DH practice torture on demons? And is this method seen as a lawful act in sanctuary? I know they are the enemy in the world but wouldn't society find the torture of demons inhuman or far from an act of civilization? Lastly, I would assume just like warlocks in world of Warcraft, DH's are not a good pally hero class right? They are neutral but not evil I would assume?MrHatStick4 Apr 13
Apr 13 Belial should of faked his death For the lord of lies he was really REALLY obviously disguised as the kid in act 2. If he is truly the lord of lies it would make sense that he staged the whole thing to fake his death so, 1: the players would stop trying to hunt him down and murder him, and 2: so the other lords of hell would think he was dead. This would allow him to wait until all his competition was dead and allow him (a much physically weaker lord of hell) to gain control of the dominion of not only the other lesser evil's but the prime evils. Diablo 4 seriously should consider him as the main villain with the newly released Prime Evils attempting to take hell back from him while the player is manipulated into hunting down and containing the prime evils(so their power can be absorbed by him via the same way Diablo did in act 4) by a disguised Belial.TheCiaran3 Apr 13
Apr 12 Barbarian humor Barbarian humorHEARTORN1 Apr 12
Apr 11 Was "old" Lilith considered canon before? It's not entirely a question, since imo "old" Lilith was not considered canon. Here's the description of "old" Lilith in The Arreat Summit: Lilith is believed to be Queen of the Succubi and matriarch of demons. After her legions of Succubi and strongest daughter Andariel were killed by mortals who successfully defended the Worldstone, Lilith swore to personally intervene. She masterminded the revival of Diablo by manifesting herself in the mortal realm and performing a ritual of Dark Summoning. This ritual, long thought to be impossible by the most powerful mortal wizards, allowed Lilith to link with Diablo across realms, strengthening him until he was finally able to once again reincarnate himself in the mortal plane. Rage and a deep yearning for revenge boiled within the eyes of the Lord of Terror, and together he and Lilith resurrected the two remaining Prime Evils as well as Duriel and Izual, two of their strongest agents. Diablo announced his grand plan - the Three were finally strong enough to spread Pandemonium throughout Sanctuary. Lilith could have easily conducted an assault on her own, but because she had been left severely weakened by the Dark Summoning ritual, she agreed to aid the Prime Evils and command some of their remaining forces. With The Sin War trilogy coming out, it seemed that the information above was no longer the case. However, as far as I know, whether the Lilith in the game was canon or not also seemed to be controversial. At least this is what I found in Diablo wiki. The wiki says that since this "Pandemonium Event" was Battle.net only and not available in single player, the content of this event cannot be said as official lore. I personally did not join the event at all. (Is this event still available in Battle.net?) Anyway, all I'm wondering is just what other people think. Do you think the lore of Lilith was retconned? Or you, like me, only consider "old" Lilith as an alternate version of Andariel for only gamewise purpose and not lorewise? It's also odd to me that Andariel have been one of the Seven Evils since D1 and "old" Lilith is not (Eighth Evil??) at all...Ascalon4 Apr 11
Apr 10 Why didn't Leah believe Deckard? I mean, in universe the events of D2 and D1 aren't that long ago, like why does she not believe the recent history of Sanctuary? The town is being overrun by undead at the beginning of the game and she still doubts Deckard's stories and the existence of angels and demons? I DON'T GET ITSpec10 Apr 10
Apr 9 D3 is not scary - why? I found Diablo 1 truly creepy throughout the entire game; The Butcher's room, the boy sacrificed, the darkness... Diablo 2 also made chills crawl up the spine at some places; The Monastery and the jail with all the naked, mutilated bodies The sunny desert and green jungles were not as creepy, but cool nontheless. Act 4 - Hell - was really macabre and terrifying. But Diablo 3... doesn't frighten me. Not at all, anytime. Even though it has the torture Chambers with streaks of blood, instruments of suffering with attached victims, caves, dungeons. But it does not scare you. Why is that? Share with me please.Solidpontus123 Apr 9
Apr 6 Nephilim and the Watchers Not including Diablo 3, its been several years since I've played Diablo 2 - yes I know, sacrilige - but I have read the first three standalone books, buts that's all, haven't read the fourth or the Sin War trilogy, or the comics. I know the Nephelem is a race in the Diablo universe, derived from the term Nephilim - said to be the giants born and destroyed before the Flood from the union of angels and women - but I was wondering if the Watchers that are talked about in the Book of Enoch are mentioned. There are 200 Watchers in all, but I think only 21 are named, maybe a little more. Anyways, have any of these names popped up in any of the games: Samyaza, Araqiel, Râmêêl, Kokabiel, Tamiel, Ramiel, Dânêl, Chazaqiel, Baraqiel, Asael, Armaros, Batariel, Bezaliel, Ananiel, Zaqiel, Shamsiel, Satariel, Turiel, Yomiel, or Sariel? I'm curious about this because if these names haven't been mentioned then maybe these names and the story of the Watchers and their relationship with the Nephilim will play into the Diablo universe and its plotline in the future.ArcticSwan8 Apr 6
Apr 1 My D3 Druid Idea This has been something I've been thinking about for a long while. Way before the release of the new Necromancer class. I haven't said anything because I didn't know the proper channels or a "safe way" to get my idea across to Blizzard. I don't know why. I don't know if I thought that once Blizzard heard my half-baked idea that they'd just hire me for Diablo on the spot, or someone else would get credit for my idea or something, but, I don't really care anymore. Just want to get this out there. So, Druid was by far my favorite D2 class. I loved the idea behind him, I really enjoyed one class have such a wide array of play styles, and I loved his design. I was thinking of a way he would fit into D3 and it got the wheels turning a bit. I noticed that there are two strength based classes, two dexterity and two intelligence ones. This is actually were I drew my inspiration from, believe it or not. In an effort to keep it all nicely balanced, and with the D2 Druid in mind, I had the epiphany; what if the Druid was all three?? Hear me out. What if the druid had sets for his three bamf forms? A strength driven set for his Werebear, a dexterity one for Werewolf, and an intelligence set for his "nature's fury" spell casting skill set? I think the idea of one class having such a wide variety of gear and such different approaches in play style would put such a fresh spin on the item grind and make it infinitely more fun and exciting! Obviously there would be a different play style for each specialization, working out balancing it, and figuring out how to make it seamless with him being granted the bonuses from the different stats in his different forms... But, I really think this would be something that everyone could be excited for and breathe some fresh life into a wonderful game! Help me get this idea to Blizzard!! I know some of you may look at this and think it's silly or ridiculous for me to imagine that this will ever get put into game or that Blizzard will ever hear my idea, but this is something I'm super passionate about. Thanks for taking time to hear me out.Vorshen6 Apr 1
Mar 25 Turkish language Hi, I believe Diablo has a great lore and storyline. I'm a turkish, my english is decent but sometimes some things come to me complicated and I don't understand it completely. I don't know how hard to translate a game but I would be grateful if it had a turkish language selection.Reitnaar0 Mar 25
Mar 16 Tyrael inspired by Jesus? Am i the only one who draws a similarity between the lore? they're not exactly the same, but someone from heaven coming to save humanity...IvanThGreat25 Mar 16
Mar 16 Nephalem vs Nephalem in Diablo Part of the weakness of the writing of D3 was not just the villains BUT- the HEROES. At no point do the Nephalem heroes EVER doubt themselves or their abilities. It's almost like they know that canonically they will win. They have zero fear whatsoever even against the Lord of Terror. But then again, as far as humans go, they are regaining supernatural abilities that were formerly suppressed by the world stone. Perhaps they have a bit of arrogance of their own. It'd also be interesting if the Nephalem would scare themselves in fact sometimes. Sure. Slay demons. They're evil. You can massacre those by the millions and ALWAYS be sure you're on the right side. But what happens in the future, when you have a world with Nephalem leaders, men of renown, men of legend all warring against each other? Like humans have always done? Will none of them commit atrocities in the name of what they believe in? In the beginning, you were just a low powered human and you didnt KNOW if you could actually defeat the Lord of Terror. There's no way to go back to that. Now you're a super powered evolving demi-god...and whose to say what kind of god you would be?Mijuu2 Mar 16
Mar 14 Tethamet - the original big bad I'm writting a fan fic on the current topic which is a culmination of several other events, all logically cannon but some not in the official lore, the basic idea is the final boss of Diablo 4 should be Tethamet, if people are aware of the cannonical story of creations story they will know it originated with the fight between Anu and Tethamet (Tethamet being all the evil Anu cast of of himself, (like kami and piccolo, wanted to say that)), the 7 evils were formed after the destruction of Thethamet and each is a former head of this big bad, his body being the burning hells and his essence/soul, thing, i believe is the Abyss that is spoken of. when the evils die they are said to return to the abyss to slowly reform over time then returning to the eternal conflict, this is the first time the evils have been in the abyss together since Tethamet's fall, the logical progression may be the nephalem entering the abyss to fight the newly reformed Tethamet(in a weakend state) in his own realm, sort of like a prime evil, but genuinely scary, like, 7 headed dragon scary, the fan fic encapsulates much of this and includes a temporary cease fire(not like mephisto's cease fire... liar) a potential return of Anu in a weakend form as well where the final fight is a contested struggle between many involved not just the nephalem being the "hero" being able to rise to every challenge like a Sayian but a combined fight which reinforces the mortality of the nephalem but maintains a large ammount of their strenth, just they can't do it all themselves thoughts???EdwardNess1 Mar 14
Mar 14 How did Malthael find the Black soul stone My theory is, was he able to find the horadrim counterparts of Tyrael because they had part demon in them as well, could he track Tyrael because he was once his brother, still is, did Itheral tell him being the whole fate guy, of course his texts didn't refer to the fate of the nephalem so Tyrael using the horadrim was a plan so it wouldn't appear in Itherals texts, did he torture a member of the horadrim for information, or did he just follow them, Tyrael's whole idea of hiding the the stone lasted for all of a few seconds so did he just not think it through or is there just an annoying plot holeEdwardNess2 Mar 14
Mar 14 Angel and Demon town? Is there a town/city in sanctuary where new renegade angels and demons reside in? Theres gotta be new defectors...unless it was just a phase.TRIPPYMANE2 Mar 14
Mar 14 Tyrael is the embodiment of all races He is not black. He is not white. He's not asian. He's everything. But he is definitely not black. I keep seeing people saying he is this race or that, and the answer is no. Angels don't even have races, it would make no sense for him to just be a random race.Tsu59 Mar 14
Mar 14 Alaric's Voice Actor... I know he's a minor character, but does anyone know who voices him? I can't seem to find it, the credits don't specify him, and it's driving me crazy. I know if they listed every single voice actor for every single character it'd take forever, but I was just wondering if anyone knew off the top of their heads or could tell me where I could find it.Sunfox4 Mar 14
Mar 13 Barbarian canonically a female?! So,i think some(If not all) of you know about a new Blizzard game called Heroes Of The Storm.The Diablo heroes included are The Witch Doctor and a female Barbarian called Sonya.Lets look at the facts to see if the Barbarian can really be a female in official lore: Against: 1.A short story has been released featuring a male Barbarian,and all the other short stories are regarded as canon. 2.The male Barbarian backstory has much more depth than the female,some of his dialogue IMPLY he may be the same Barb from D2 but nothing is confirmed.Conversations with other characters also reveal things about his early life while the female features much more bland dialogue. 3:Heroes Of The Storm has a non-canon story and it is possible that other genders of already added characters (Like Demon Hunter and Witch Doctor) will be added.The Barbarian may be only female to diversify the roster of characters with at least two females. 4.The name has no relation to Barbarian culture at all and looks like some kind of "fan-fiction" Pro: 1.Heroes Of The Storm confirmed both the Witch Doctor's canon name and the Demon Hunter's(Previously stated in a short story).It seems to be sticking to the canon names of the characters thus far. Neutral 1.It is indeed possible that two Barbarians went in search of the falling star as the male Barbarian may have taken a younger one as some kind of apprentice,again that would make sense as there are indeed female Barbarians and with the scattering of their kind it isn't unbelievable that a Barbarian would choose to have company in his quest to reform his "clan's" previous glory. 2.The female Barbarian does co-exist with the male Barbarian but was not part of the group of heroes that defeated Diablo. 3.No character has had two canon genders at once,it would be possible but still it hasn't happened before. What are your conclusions?Do you have any other proof or wants to add something to these "facts"? Keep in mind this thread is not to discuss which gender of Barbarian is better but to discuss what is the "canon" gender of this character.Drakhan21 Mar 13
Mar 13 Tyrael... I know I'm hella late, but I just beat RoS and I have a bone to pick with Tyrael. He's useless. Lazy. Why exactly did I save him if all he's going to do is open a door. That's all he does. And that's *after* he almost sides with the archangel. I could give a !@#$, dude. Where's all that power and energy you had before you fell? Why do you hit like a wet noodle? I actually laughed when he took his place as "wisdom." Dafuq, bro, how are you wise? "Oh well I fell from Heaven to deliver a warning you already had and proceeded to do nothing while you took care of business." Great. "You never would have gotten past that door without me and my Uber Sword." Thnx now give me my horadrim cache, %^-*!. "I AM JUDGEMENT--FROM SEVERAL HUNDRED YARDS AWAY." Like dude don't you fly and @#$%??? Tyrael is garbage. End rant.jeeeeohn1 Mar 13
Mar 13 Feminine Diablo theory I did start this one off in general where it wasn't very well received. Although I have no hopes about it being well received here either, maybe people will give it more serious thought here. Diablo is such a powerful entity that the can take on any form that he wants. He doesn't need the feminine look just because he took a feminine host. So why the feminine look? To specifically remind us that he took a feminine host. Whether you like Leah or not, our characters, our followers, Tyriel, and a number of other NPCs did. Diablo took the feminine form to remind us that he took a feminine host, to remind us, to give us grief that he was able to take Leah from us. That said, one of Diablo's forms during the actual fight should have looked exactly like Leah, mocking us, reminding us, and sometimes, even crying or sounding like she's in agony, all to mess with Psyche of the ones who would dare to stand against him. Edit, deleted first paragraph of my theory for the same reason I did in general. Everyone is so worried about that one little paragraph, that they miss the big picture.Crit64 Mar 13
Feb 24 Diablo IV story theory The lord of terror wants to vanquish all things dark for he likes color. XD (our job is to kill him before he turns the whole game into a colorfest.) In Diablo 3, rainbowland spawned because we didn't kill Diablo in time. Now, following all past events, Diablo will return angrier than ever.Mowze6 Feb 24
Feb 19 Origin stories So I read a little on the backstory of Demon hunters and it seems that there are demon hunters recruited from all across sanctuary. For example, Yang was a DH from Xian Sai I think. So my question is in regards to the player female DH character and the male DH. Where are they from? Is the female DH from Westmarch? I remember something about being the same home the crusaders come from?MrHatStick1 Feb 19
Feb 16 The Discovery of Sanctuary I just did like 30 runs of the Fields of Eternity looking for this books and couldn't find even 1. I know they look like the Azmodan messengers, but I think they are either bugged, or the spawn rate is ridiculous. Any tips on this?Wisak1 Feb 16
Feb 10 Questions When will the necromancer character be available? Do I need to download the patch? And if so, how do I do that? Also, I saw something about a side story regarding the 'burning of Tristram' (I think that's what it was called). How do I access that?BookGirl4 Feb 10
Feb 10 Necromancer Daggers? I was under the impression that the books were cannon and this question stems from that. If that's not the case then let me know and this is void. Now the books came out after Diablo 2, so I'm not going to be critical of the wands in that game, which are now for wizards anyway. There was poison dagger in that game and that was about it for daggers as far as I know of necromancers. The Necromancer as it's planned will have the scythe as it's special weapon. I do love scythe's but I have a couple issues with this. 1)The books have every necromancer using a special bone dagger. They even go into detail about the culture around it. In Legacy of Blood Kara is basically useless without her dagger, and the undead controlling it even have some mild control over her. 2)Scythe's are already associated with Malthael. I know that he personally uses sickles, but a lot of his spawn use scythes already. So why the deviation from and/or the repeat of weapons in the lore? Are daggers just going to be part of the armor art so they still "have" them? Are they an offhand? Are spells cast with a dagger animation as opposed to using the scythe, much like monk punches and kicks don't use the weapon on their back?Humbart3 Feb 10
Feb 4 Necromancer short story I'm curious if there's any information about a Necromancer short story in the works for the Game Guide page. Do they normally just pick a writer they already have in house, or do they post a job on the big ol' job page? I took a look already on the careers page, but the only Writing/Editing job was for Content Strategist. Is writing lore under a different heading, or should I keep my eye on jobs added to Writing/Editing? Basically, if there's a place where a writer would stick a resume and link to their previous works, where would that place be?DJSuptic0 Feb 4
Feb 4 Journal for us. An idea for player journals. Lots of statistics on your character and many achievements may be earned in a playthrough. That information and combined with time-sensitive info from if the game took snapshots of how you progressed through each quest over time, should be placed in a single journal/book. That's not all. A journal which you can anotate. The publically viewable journal is meant to be up to date as far back as the last solid playthrough of the main story line. I prefer this not be another webpage. But an ingame item or object others may click on. final note: It might be interesting to also log the various names of players who assisted you and when they left along the way to beating the game. With that also the npcs you hired/fired. These are meaningful things to store in the journal automatically.herovillain10 Feb 4
Feb 2 When you run past azmodan... When you run past azmodan's giant hologram head while he monologs without stopping to listen to him, how you think that makes him FEEL? I mean, he is a demon lord, but he still has feelings! How would you feel if you planned this giant 80s cartoon villain speech for the hero, and he just runs past you without stopping, leaving you talking to air! I mean, you can't STOP your speech at that point; that would just look silly! but at the same time, your just talking to empty space at that point! People, please think of the Demon's feelings next time one of azmodan's holograms appear!aleksandor5 Feb 2
Jan 30 The Cultist Pages Actually, I'm just wondering why there is no post here on the "Lore & Story" forum about the Cultist Pages. There's nothing! Not one word on the subject! I mean, Rhykker hasn't even made a video in which he uses the Cultist Pages as clear and incontrovertible proof that Blizzard is working on Diablo 4! Why the silence on the Cultist Pages, "Lore & Story" forum??? Do the Cultist Pages point forward to whatever Buzzard is working on? Are the Cultist Pages meaningless? Personally, I think the silence on the subject is due to the fact that the "Lore & Story" forum is overrun with Trolls. None of them is much interested in discussing news, changes, and other info, so much as they are in attacking people who aren't Obsessive/Compulsive over "The Sin Wars." Only thing that I like about the Cultist Pages is that they show Adria just a little bit of respect. Bad thing about them is that it signals that Bluzzard is going to continue down the path of "Story"!wongkeiying3 Jan 30
Jan 26 Side missions - Haedrig and Myriam? I see that there are side missions for all the main followers and one for Shen, but nothing for Haedrig or Myriam... unless I'm missing something. Just wondering if this could be added in the next patch? I think it's kind of cool that we get to help them out after they have helped us so much.ShamWow1 Jan 26
Jan 26 The second child of terror Alright crazy theory time. Is it possible Diablo had more than one kid? I can't imagine the lord of terror was only into consensual sex. And yes I know that's really messed up but the story is really dark. Personally I'd find a class based around using Diablo's own power against him to be super cool.Slothman1 Jan 26
Jan 23 Suggestions for the Future of Diablo. Initially, I did post this in General because I didn't know how to navigate myself in the forums. I still don't but I did find this page about Lore and Story, so I'll try posting it here as well. I recently went through the lore and some suggestions popped into my mind that I'd love to see in the game. I am not requesting an answer on wether or not these suggestions has already been contemplated to be implemented into the game, I simply want my ideas to possibly light a spark for future development. Take it as you may. 1. To start things off, I'd like to say that I adore the lore and would like the Story Mode to get a bit more sunshine than it's currently getting. 2. I think it is obvious that we all expected to fight Imperius at the very first play-trough. Act IV already has a lot of bosses and this may be a reason why we didn't get to fight Imperius. Another reason could be because another boss would follow directly after and this would seem tedious. Anywho... Naturally, we wouldn't kill angels (let alone archangels) but if they were standing in the way of the defeat of the Prime Evil, who knows. Auriel, Itherael and Tyrael would surely want to help fight Imperius but the archangel of Valor had many angels at his command and could possibly hold the three captive during the fight. And like in the fight against the Prime Evil, combat could be hindered (and ended) by the same event as in the Imperius-cinematic before the Prime Evil fight. If nothing else, I would love to see the Imperius fight as at least a bounty. 3. Last we heard from Lachdanen was: "And now I wander, cursed by my once beloved king. Evil gnaws at my bones, and I cannot risk putting my beloved Tristram in danger should I fail to contain that which tears at me. I must venture down into the labyrinth to die alone." To me, it seems that once he hears evil voices in his head, he realizes that his king wrestled with these mad thoughts for years. If the good Leoric could not best Diablo, how could he himself stand a chance? Or maybe he's stronger because of the sacrifice he made to try and spare his city? Either way, I'd love to see a corrupted Lachdanan as possibly a unique mob to kill in a bounty. If he somehow managed to find peace, maybe even a quest-giver. 4. Regarding the renegades Inarius and Lilith, Auriel writes: "In the end, Lilith was banished and Inarius was given over to the demons, who have tortured him in the Hells eer since." Now, I realize that Lilith was one of the übers in D2 so maybe we could leave her be. But regarding Inarius, wikipedia states: "The Lord of Hatred took the proud archangel and his followers captive. He bound Inarius with tremendous chains and slowly tore the wings from the back of the angel. Great barbed hooks were then used to stretch out the once glowing skin and his features were distorted by vile powers. [...] To this day, Inarius is said to be trapped in Hell within a chamber of mirrors, his eyelids torn from his face as he is forced to gaze upon his misshapen form for all eternity." I realize we already went to Hell and back and back to Hell and back again but maybe we could find a chamber of mirrors with a lidless and misshapen angel therein someday? 5. We have a Barbarian in both games, the Sorceress is like the Wizard, the Paladin is like the Crusader, the Necromancer is coming soon but the Witch Doctor was kind of all about summons as well and the Demon Hunter is kind of a mix between the Assassin and the Amazon. Monk is a cool new addition and even though some might look forward to a Druid-like class in D3, I have a suggestions for a future class. The name is not important but to be a nephalem they could be children of Inarius and Lilith or some other of the Angels and Demons that fled the Eternal Conflict. Maybe instead of male/female, we could choose Angel/Demon. The implementation of the story could be that they had been put to sleep by someone somewhere and only arose because of recent events or something of the like. 6. My last numeral is about the characters that we play as in D2. In the second game, we learn that the characters we played as in the previous one has all succumbed to the darkness. Moreina the rouge captain became Blood Raven and the Sorcerer guarded Horazon's Journal. The Warrior becomes the Wanderer who becomes Diablo and in D3 we also learn that he is king Leoric's eldest son and Leah's father. All we know of the characters in D2 is that the Necromancer took an apprentice and the Sorceress trained Li-Ming. I would love to meet any of the characters or defeat their corrupted counterparts in the future. This is all. I realize some requests might be too much. But if only one is taken into consideration and possibly put into fruition... At least I've made my voice heard ("words read" :S). Thank you for reading!Feryx4 Jan 23
Jan 18 Could we see the rebuilding of the Horadrim? The Horadrim apparently died out as there was no longer a need for them after they finished with their task in capturing the three. However, now we potentially have 7 evils free roaming about. Perhaps once again it is time for them to reform, to seek out these evils that were freed, and to capture them somehow. This could lead into a whole new expansion or Diablo IV even. The cube we have obtained could be used once again to try and seek them out I suppose. It was said that it was dangerous though when the horadrim tried to use it for their cause. Maybe we can find out how to do so and use it despite the risks to seek out the 7 evils. I guess the main idea here could be that perhaps they are working to bring about the ultimate evil. This in turn leads us to a desperate cause to stop them before it is too late! Not only this but by using the cube to try and aid us the nephalim become corrupted. As a result we have to find a way to balance and control that corruption otherwise it may take hold. The corruption itself could lead to a whole new progression path/idea to become even more powerful. Maybe something like the path of Tal' Rasha? Utilize skills/abilities from the 7 evils in 7 different progression paths. Walla we have talent trees! Sorry just spinning ideas.Furbolg2 Jan 18
Jan 18 Marius's venture into Act 3 First off, I've played Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction for 14 years, it's probably my favourite game franchise of all time for so many different reasons. So don't think of this post as negative, this is a legitimate question. Anyways, what i've always wondered in the story is how did Marius actually manage to end up in the Durance of Hate unharmed and then escaped and lived to tell the tale? How did he get past that huge labyrinth-like jungle filled with not just demons, but a very dangerous environment where there's even animals and creatures that try to kill you. How did he get past the Council members that Mephisto corrupted, and how did he get past the Undead stygian dolls/Blood Lords/Blunderbores/Cadavers. And how did he even get into the Durance of Hate when there was a Compelling Orb blocking the entrance? Okay, maybe I could see someone saying he escaped the place after he was too scared to get past the Infernal gate by simply opening a town portal and leaving the area.....but seriously that's really weak and lame.Whirlwind10 Jan 18
Jan 17 Diablo RoS Ending I never thought about it but....in each ending video our character has flaming eyes and is actually NAKED. After we kill Malthael um...what's happening to us? Tyrael says that one day we will be tempted. Are we ascending? Possibly in a micro Uldyssian way or something? I dont know.Mijuu0 Jan 17
Jan 17 Why is there no Diablo movie??? Dear Blizzard, After reaching Act 2 and watching your in-game cinematics, I would pay dearly for an IMAX ticket to a Diablo saga done in your cinematic-game style on the big screen. Your computer graphics rendering are just an inch short of perfection. And the direction (so far in what I've seen) is really good! Worthy of several directors efforts in Hollywood ... Is there any consideration being made at all for a full-length film? And not a live-actor film. One done in your particular style. That would rock hardcore! Kudos to your rendering and art direction team for making a really great story. So far. :) Loving the game. Thank you!Dogpaws7330 Jan 17
Jan 16 Horadrim Hat Something I've long wondered about: http://i.imgur.com/T98jpOn.jpg This is a drawing of the Horadrim by Metzen. But...that guy in the upper right, with the hat, with teeth surrounding it? What is his name? We've seen no hats like those thusfar in Diablo. It's very unusual. Quietly as it's kept, I sort of wonder if it might be some kind of Dungeons and Dragons reference to Murlynd. https://1d4chan.org/wiki/MurlyndMijuu0 Jan 16
Jan 16 Jondar, The Betrayer As many know, Jondar was a betrayer who turned to Necromancy after leaving the Templar Order. Not much was really revealed about him aside from the conversation with Kormac saying he found Jondar's Journal and questions the orders way as seen with talking to him with either a Witch Doctor or Demon Hunter. He mentions his questioning in Seeking the truth saying: "I have considered what we have discussed, and you are correct. I know little about my past beyond what my order has told me. But what doest it matter? Look what they have done for me. They have turned me into a living weapon, a light against darkness." A Dangerous Journal is where he mentions and wonders if Jondar turned to Necromancy as a way of I want to say defiance of the order (he learned or was possibly figuring out the truth?) In all of my play through's I haven't talked to Kormac aside from this playthrough. I do like his lore and don't wish for spoilers as I am almost done with Act 2's Lore for him, but what's everyone's opinion of Jondar?TrojanKaisar3 Jan 16